Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

SCT – 12 Days of Christmas Junior Chess Festival

Thursday 10th December to Monday 21st December  (12 day event)

Junior Event  |  Time Controls: Regular

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The Scottish Chess Tour
12 Days of Christmas Junior Chess Festival

12 Consecutive Days of Tournaments
Thursday 10th December to Monday 21st December
Multiple tournaments to choose from
Fun tournaments and Chess Scotland rated tournaments


Every day except 13th & 19th Dec - Blitz and Chess Variants 4.30pm & 7pm
SUNDAY 13th Dec - Chess Scotland Graded Allegro 6.30pm - 6 rounds
SATURDAY 19th Dec - Chess Scotland Graded Allegro 6.30pm - 6 rounds

Special Notes

Eligibility - Available to all juniors (under 15 at the start of the event) who live in Scotland.

For children who have no Chess Scotland grading, just enter their school in the 'Details if not in the grading list' box and ignore the 'Grade/Rating details' section when making an entry.

Please read the Conditions of Entry below. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

Fair Play - We use several methods to make sure all competitors play in a fair environment. To keep the integrity of the tournament, we do not allow players to continue to participate in the tournament if their Lichess account is closed or we receive a exceptionally high ROI reading from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool. Please Note We will be scanning games tournaments games and communicating with Lichess. We will withdraw players if they are picked up on the FIDE screen or their account is closed by Lichess.

We work with other organisers and arbiters of chess competitions, and from time to time it may be necessary for us to share information with them in order that suspected Fair Play transgressions might be more quickly resolved. This use of your data is done to encourage fair play and for the smoother running of this and other chess events. By entering the congress you are accepting this unfortunately necessary condition of entry.

A report to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee will be sent if any exceptionally high ROI readings from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool are identified. They will determine if further action is required.
Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the entries list and any external software we use.

Entry Fee

£5 allows you to play in both CS Rated Allegro tournaments and as many of the other evening tournaments you wish to enter.

Please use the on-line entry page to add your entry, then use the Pay button to pay by either Credit or Debit Card. Entries will be automatically entered onto the Entries page when your payment has been accepted.

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After entering on the website and being accepted, you will need to join the following Lichess Team in order to play in the tournaments.

"SCT 12 Days of Christmas"

Ratings and Pairings

We will use the Tournament facility on for the Allegro tournaments. This uses ratings.

Games from the Allegro will be submitted to Chess Scotland for grading in the Chess Scotland Allegro list.

Rate of Play

Saturday/Sunday Evening Allegro - Each player will have 10 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move from move 1

Round 1 Sunday 13th and Saturday 19th December - 6.30pm

Rounds will be continuous, but we will make sure we have a short break of at least 5 minutes between rounds.


There are no trophy prizes in this competition. We will have a SCT junior completion in the New Year with trophies as prizes.


Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:

  • Enforce the platform's anti-cheating rules
  • Eject people from the tournament
  • Juniors must obtain permission of a parent/guardian before playing
  • Players must be members of the platform's Scottish Chess Tour club/team
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event
  • Change the entry requirements and the running of the event in the light of experience gained


Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information or email